Register to Legally Adopt Pet Tortoise (RLAP)

Register to Legally Adopt Pet Tortoise (RLAP)

Register to Legally Adopt Pet Tortoise (RLAP)

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Planting Prickly Pear Pads for Tortoises

Burrows for Hatchlings and Juveniles

Brumation (Hibernation) When an Outdoor Burrow Is Not Available

External Examination Checklist for Signs of Deficiencies, Disease, or Injury

Tortoises in the Classroom: Concerns and Alternatives

Tortoise Group no longer accepts pet tortoises from the general public. If you found a desert tortoise and dont know what to do with it, pleasevisit our rehoming siteor thelost and found site. Tortoise Group will try to honor rehoming requests from current Tortoise Group members. Please keep in mind there are over 150,000 pet desert tortoises in Clark County alone, over 3000 pets a year are displaced.

All desert tortoises in Nevada are considered wildlife (NRS 501.097) and belong to the people of Nevada (NRS 501.100). Those who legally possess a desert tortoise are considered custodians, not owners, of the desert tortoise(s) in captivity.

GTS or Golden Tortoise Society members can be assured their beloved desert tortoise pet will be moved to the top of the rehoming list following the custodians death if no person is designated or able to provide their care.Read More

Tortoise Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that educates and advocates for the protection and well-being of the desert tortoise.